Adah

Adah [N] [H] [S]

ornament.

  • The first of Lamech's two wives, and the mother of Jabal and Jubal ( Genesis 4:19 Genesis 4:20 Genesis 4:23 ).

  • The first of Esau's three wives, the daughter of Elon the Hittite ( Genesis 36:2 Genesis 36:4 ), called also Bashemath ( 26:34 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Adah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Adah [N] [E] [S]

    an assembly
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Adah'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Adah [N] [E] [H]

    (ornament, beauty ).

    1. The first of the two wives of Lamech, by whom were borne to him Jabal and Jubal. ( Genesis 4:19 ) (B.C. 3600).
    2. A Hittitess, one of the three wives of Esau, mother of Eliphaz. ( Genesis 36:2 Genesis 36:10 Genesis 36:12 Genesis 36:16 ) In ( Genesis 26:34 ) she is called BASHEMATH. (B.C. 1797.)

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Adah'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    ADAH

    a'-da (`adhah, "adornment"):

    (1) One of the two wives of Lamech the descendant of Cain (Genesis 4:19,20,23). The narrative in Ge assigns to her two sons, Jabal the "father" of tent-dwelling people, and Jubal the "father" of all such as handle the harp and pipe." Josephus says that Lamech had 77 sons by Ada and Zillah (Ant., I, ii, 2).

    (2) According to Genesis 36:2,4,10,12,16, the Hittite wife of Esau, daughter of Elon, and mother of Eliphaz. In this chapter Esau's other wives are Oholibamah, a Hivite, and Basemath the daughter of Ishmael. The names are differently given elsewhere (Genesis 26:34; 28:9). Basemath is said to be the daughter of Elon. The daughter of Ishmael is called Mahalath. In place of Oholibamah the Hivite we find Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite. Data are lacking for the solution of the problem.

    Willis J. Beecher


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ADAH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.